El Al 001
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In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:48 am

This is really pissing me off.

I woke up this morning at 8:05 for school, I went to my parents room where I found my mum and I ask her; what are you still doing here? She said: We have no cars.... I said: WHAT???!!!

The story goes like this:
At 4:30 a.m. our door bell was ringing, my mother, who was the only one to wake up from this, opened the telephone (we have an operator) and asked who is it, she was told that this is the police and that she should open the door, she told them that she doesnt know who they are and what they want and she wont open, they told her "listen madam, this is the police and your cars were stolen...."

apparently, 3 Arabs men had broken up to our living-room from our garden, although we have bars between the garden and our house, it did'nt disturb them at all, they just nailed it out (the alarm was off btw)... all they took (which was VERY surprising) was the keys to my parents cars, my dad's BMW528I and my mum's 318I, they also took my mum's handy and her handbag....

What happend was that one of our neighbours saw a suspect movement in our street, he called the police and told them that someone is dealing with our cars, by the time the police arrived (5 min later) they were gone... with our cars...

My mother went to the garden with the policemen were she found her handbag somewhere on the grass serounded by her papers and cards, they took only the money she had inside the bag.

I couldnt stop thinking about this the whole day, the fact that 3 Arabs were walking inside my house while I was sleeping in my room... this is unbearable... I dont feel safe anymore in my home!

I dont understand how poeple can be so consciencless, I mean, this is so low.... breaking to one's home while he is sleeping... this is DISGUSTING!!!

BTW, I had the 318 (the car not the Airbus, dah) for myself for the passing week, and I planned on going to a gas station this morning for refueling because I left the car with no fuel at all... Smile
AND- I had my favourite ROXETTE album (don't bore us, get to the chorus) in the car's CD player, anyone wants to buy me a new one???

Michael

P.S.1.
Usually I dont participate in the political discussion over here, and this is not a political topic at all, but they WERE Arabs.

P.S.2.
My older brother was lucky, he parked his Clio in the parallel street and his car was not stolen.
 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:49 am

Take the day off tomorrow.
 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:51 am

I think you had 3-banger forks instead of the 4-jobbers so KROC had to settle for the car, instead.
 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:02 am

Quick. Roll those F-16s in hot and blow someone else up!
 
El Al 001
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:04 am

that might be your style... not mine.
 
KROC
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:10 am

You think you are mad? The 318 I just jacked from you needs a new Transmission. Now I can't get jack for it on the street!
 
El Al 001
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:15 am

 Big thumbs up
 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:20 am

You are insured, right?
 
El Al 001
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:29 am

Yep. but you get only the amount of the car's worth, so when buying a new one you must add lots of $$.
For instance, the 318 was a 2000 model, to get a new one you need to add around 80,000 NIS (= 17,000$).
Cars are very expensive in Israel.
 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:47 am

Why does it matter if they were Arabs?

Would you be happy if it was Charles Manson instead?
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:49 am

Hey sorry Mike.

Keep the alarm on! We do in the states, so you should definately in israel.

I hope the IDF or border guards find your cars before they fall into the wrong hands and god forbid are used for terrible purposes.

good luck to you.

shalom,
russ
 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:51 am

PanAm747, I don't think that's the point he's trying to make.

He's just stating they were Arabs. So what if they were? It's just like stating "they had brown hair and all wore glasses." It's a description. Nothing more.
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:59 am

What a day happening to A.net members!My stereo and cd changer is stolen from my car few hours ago in the middle of the day on a busy street.I can understand how angry you feel.I hope they find it very soon.
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MJC777
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 9:04 am

Tell me about it Wing. I just got raped! I had to pay $1.12 at the gas pumps. Up from a $1.09. Damn gas company raping me!
 
El Al 001
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 5:12 pm

PanAm, in Israel it matters, you see, sometimes they also kill us...

Russ, thanx! we do keep it on as of yesterday....
I'm not that upset for the cars, what I hate is the feeling itself...

And I'm sorry for the rest of you guys that had some troubles too....

Michael
 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 11:08 pm

El Al 001

Your story is quite common in Mexico City, although here you are taken with the car, that way they can ask for some extra money.

I know what you are feeling, but try to see the positive things, you are safe and you didn´t see the people steeling the cars. About one year ago, I got to my house with my parents and two cars parked beside us before we could park the car in the garage, they pull out guns and they took our wallets, my mom's purse and the car (Brand new Volvo S40). It was a shoock for me to see the thieft's hand shaking, he was very nervous, but if he didn't control himself a bullet could have killed me. It is very disapointing to see that your country is not the safe place it used to be some time ago!!! Hope that in the future, police can turn Mexico City into the safe place it used to be long time ago.

Rojo
 
El Al 001
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Thu Feb 21, 2002 11:58 pm

Such an a$$hole.
If you have a problem then dont reply!

And besides, people being murdered everyday, people get raped everyday, people being robbed everyday etc', SO???? Does that mean that none of the above are big deals because they happen everyday??!! b.s.
I'll ask you another thing, If a plane crashes everyday, would it also be a "big f**king deal"???!!! so dumb of you.

Get a hobby, or better yet, get a life.

 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Fri Feb 22, 2002 12:02 am

"(the alarm was off btw)... "


- it's really worth having an alarm...
 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stol

Fri Feb 22, 2002 1:53 am

Israelis with German cars?!?!  Wow! j/k

However, my grandfather still won't buy anything German or Japanese.

We had our conversion van stolen a couple years ago. It was taken the day after we turned the "backing-up" noise off. We found the beeps awfully annoying but now we wished we would have kept it on  Smile. We would have gotten complete compensation for it if it wasnt found 30 days after the report, and guess what, 29 days later, found  Sad.

Sorry again about your cars, hopefully they will be found in a lot better condition then was our van.

Regards
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Fri Feb 22, 2002 2:02 am

Get a dog. The most feared security system of thieves. Ask any of them.
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Fri Feb 22, 2002 8:04 am

I had my bike stolen. I know it isn't worth a BMW, but I sort of know how you feel.

As for the gut feeling itself, when 9/11 happened and I was notified at school at about 10:00 local time, I started wondering what was next and thought that there was probably a nuke headed for the USA right now. Fortunately, I was wrong.

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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Fri Feb 22, 2002 10:27 am

When I was 16, My Lexus 400 LX was stolen. I was sooooo mad. Luckily for my, mommy and daddy bought me a new one the following week.  Yeah sure
 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Fri Feb 22, 2002 4:46 pm

Police warn of attempts to lure Israelis to Area A
Haaretz, Feb 22
By Jonathan Lis

The police have issued an announcement warning that Palestinian terrorists are planning to entice Israelis to Palestinian Authority territories, and then kidnap and kill them.

The police said Palestinians planned to get in touch with Israelis whose cars have been stolen and promise to return the vehicles if the car's owner meets them in a PA area. The police warned Israelis not to respond to any such offers, and instead report the incident to the police.

The police noted that the entry of Israeli civilians into Area A parts of the Palestinian Authority, which is under civilian and military rule of the PA, has been banned since the start of the intifada under an order issued by the army's Central Command.

Palestinian thieves have in recent years enticed Israelis to come and retrieve their stolen cars in the occupied territories in exchange for a pay off. In some communities that have been repeatedly hit upon by thieves, car owners have had difficulty obtaining insurance against car theft and some have been tempted to respond to the offer.




 
El Al 001
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Fri Feb 22, 2002 10:20 pm

Hey David!

I know several people that were offered this...
However, we got no comment from them... which is totally fine...

And thank you all for the sympathy!  Smile

BTW, Virgin744, while I totally respect what you said, however, a german car in Israel is really not a rare thing...

Michael
 
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RE: In The Middle Of The Night: Our Cars Were Stolen!

Fri Feb 22, 2002 10:40 pm

German cars in Israel used to be very rare in Israel, because of their huge price; the taxes on cars are so high that a small Renault is as expensive as a middle size Mercedes in Europe.




Hi Mike,
It must leave you an uncomfortable feeling of unsecurity; it's nightmarish to think they were IN your house!!

BTW, I didn't post the article as an advice to you...

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